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good morning, america. donald trump refuses to say president obama's born in the u.s. again. back on the trail, hillary clinton pounces. >> he still wouldn't say hawaii. he still wouldn't say america. this man wants to be our next president? the race tightening as trump goes on late night television to let his hair down. >> go ahead, with my hair spray. >> and donald trump jr. taking heat for his own comments about the gas chamber. he's responding here live this morning. state of emergency declared by two governors after a major gas pipeline breaks spilling
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250,000 gallons of gasoline, now new concerns along the east coast that gas prices could skyrocket. official recall. samsung finally forced to pull its exploding phones in the u.s. refunding and replacing nearly a million after reports of overheating. cars igniting and 26 people burned as apple's new iphone goes on sale around the world this morning. the secret life of o.j. simpson. the new report revealing how he spends his days behind bars. the former football star now sharing a cell in prison with another inmate and reportedly keeping a picture with nicole brown simpson on his shelf. all as o.j. makes a new push for freedom. and good morning, america. happy friday. robin and mike out on assignment today. we have a lot to get to. just 53 days until the election, and new national polls show a dead heat between donald trump and hillary clinton. >> and then, george, a lot of
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people reacting to that bizarre uncomfortable moment overnight with donald trump's hair on late night tv. >> that was bizarre. but also so was donald trump's interview with "the washington post" last night where he refused to again acknowledge that president obama was born in the u.s. his son and adviser donald trump jr. standing by. we'll talk to him in a moment. let's get all the latest first from tom llamas on the trail in washington, d.c. good morning, tom. >> reporter: george, good morning to you. the trump campaign now saying the republican nominee has changed his mind when it comes to where president obama was born. donald trump was the biggest and loudest voice in the birther movement, but with less than two months to go before the election trump seems to be waffling on an issue he spent so much time, money and energy on. overnight, the trump campaign announcing the candidate is no longer a birther sending out this statement, announcing, having successfully obtained president obama's birth certificate when others could
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not, mr. trump believes that president obama was born in the united states. the statement attributed to a campaign spokesperson, not trump himself. the apparent reversal coming after "the washington post" posted a new story and interview overnight of trump himself refusing to say whether he believes the president was born in the u.s. trump quoted as saying, i'll answer that question at the right time. i just don't want to answer it yet. critics of trump's birther stance says it's deep rooted in racism because president obama is black. hillary clinton seized on the new "washington post" story. >> he still wouldn't say hawaii. he still wouldn't say america. this man wants to be our next president? >> reporter: and trump's son don jr. also being accused of being insensitive for his use of the phrase "gas chamber" in this attack on the media.
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>> they have let her slide on every, you know, indiscrepancy, on every lie, on every dnc game trying to get bernie sanders out of the thing. i mean, if republicans were doing that they'd be warming up the gas chamber right now. >> reporter: the trump campaign insisting he was not talking about the holocaust. trump reacting to the clash as his children are on the campaign trail. >> boy, the press likes to hit them. right? boy, the press likes to hit them and they're such good kids but they can take it. >> reporter: trump also showing he can take it. >> can i mess your hair up? >> reporter: overnight trump letting jimmy fallon go where no man has gone before. deep into his golden locks. >> go ahead, with my hair spray. >> reporter: trump, a good sport about the late night gag, but quickly trying to reset that famous hairdo.
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so trump like we have never seen him before, and apparently taking a position many thought would never happen. now, we want to reiterate donald trump has yet to say it himself that he believes president obama was born in hawaii, this is his campaign, and we're reminded of a tweet he sent out back in may. back then he said this, let's put it on the screen. he wrote, "don't believe the biased and phony media quoting people who work for my campaign. the only quote that matters is a quote from me." george, we're still waiting on that quote. >> thank you, tom. we'll talk to donald trump's son, don jr. executive vice president of the trump organization, and close adviser to his father. you're one of your father's closest advisers. why can't he and won't he say that president obama is born in the u.s.? >> i think he said it last night. what he doesn't want to do -- >> he didn't. >> the campaign spokesperson, i was with them, and i drafted a statement that said just that, what he doesn't want to do, he doesn't want to get off message
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and create another story. but he wants to talk about jobs. >> refusing to acknowledge that president obama was born in the united states -- >> he wants to talk about jobs for americans. he wants to talk about his revolutionary plan for women and working mothers these days. this is the presidency of the united states and wants to talk about the issues and putting americans back to work. >> he's the only person who can put this to rest. in the past his campaign has said he believes that your father has not said himself, yes, president obama was born in the united states. i was wrong to question it. >> that is coming from him because i was involved in those conversations. he's going to put the head of -- his campaign spokesperson is putting it out from the campaign. that's from the campaign. what he said in the past, hey, don't believe what you read when you read a source close to the campaign, don't believe what those people say. those are guys trying to get media. >> wait a second. last week kellyanne conway put out a statement saying, oh, donald trump believes that the president was born in the united states, yet when donald trump has the chance to do that yesterday himself, he refuses to do it. >> this is coming from him and i was involved in those conversations so -- >> are we going to hear him say those words? >> i don't know. this should be the definitive end of it.
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we thought it was the definitive end when, you know, he acknowledged that, hey, we got obama to release his birth certificate then but, again, we want to talk about jobs. we don't want talk about gossip. it doesn't matter. >> he's been talking about it for years, but he can end it by simply saying, yes, the president was born in the united states. i was wrong to question it. >> i believe that's what he did last night. >> but that's not what he did. >> well, we'll have to disagree on that. that's coming from him and i know that because i was part of the conversation. >> he has the ability to send out a tweet -- where he says, this is what i believe. >> maybe he will. >> let's talk about you, as well. you saw those comments you made about the gas chamber drawing a lot of questions. from the anti-defamation league, here's what they say, "we hope you understand the sensitivity and hurt of making holocaust jokes. we hope you retract." will you retract? >> i didn't say anything about the holocaust. i was talking about media bias. i was talking act if you are a conservative, it's essentially capital punishment. even jake tapper from cnn said, donald trump jr. said the same thing, and put a cap on it. i said the same thing two weeks ago and used the term electric chair.
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it was poor choice of words but perhaps but in no way, shape or form was i remotely talking about the holocaust. i wouldn't do it. i think it's disgusting. it's not my style, my sister's orthodox jewish. half of my best men in my wedding and the bridesmaids in my wedding were jewish. i would never do that. but what it really shows, unfortunately, it almost proves the point. i say something, rather than the media asking me about it. rather than saying, hey, don, were you talking about the holocaust? they jump. oh, my god. he is talking about the holocaust. >> this is the anti-defamation league. you're answering it now. >> it's the bias i was talking about. if i say something rather than talking about great jobs plan they can't attack my father anymore. they have run out of ammo, so now they attack me, and "cosmo," trying to attack my sister. i understand that's the game they're play, you but it goes to show my point which i'm making about media bias. if you're a conservative you don't even get a fair shot.
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they don't give you the benefit of the doubt, and it's really a shame. >> that's why we wanted to have you come in answer the questions. >> i'm addressing it myself but it's why less than a third of americans even trust the media anymore. i mean those are from gallup polls, so, you know, i think perhaps this -- maybe me a disservice to say let's be honest about these and let's not jump to slander people over something that they would clearly never say, especially when they have a history of using a similar, you know, line -- talking about the exact same thing. time and time again. >> part of the reason they've come up, and you answered that right now, and part of the reason they come up is you have had other tweets from anti-semitic individuals. had an instagram post last week. we want to put it up that included pepe the frog a well-known symbol of the white supremacist movement and others in there, who have been taken off because of their racist statements and questioned whether the government was behind 9/11. that's why the questions come up. >> if i'm glib that's the case. i never even heard of pepe the frog. i bet 90% of the your viewers haven't heard of pepe the frog. i thought it was a frog in a wig. i thought it was funny.
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i had no idea there was any connotation there. it's getting ridiculous but, again, that proves my point which is that anything that they can possibly latch on to, they can't even attack my father anymore. guess what? he's coming up with incredible policy, both economic, very aggressive policy in terms of certainly for a republican coming out, you know, plan for working mothers. all these things. they can't attack those things. they don't have answers for those things so what they do, they have to attack me. and that's okay. i'm fine if they go after me. it shows they have nothing against the issues that matter to americans these days. >> the other question, you are executive vice president of the trump organization, you saw that "newsweek" cover this week. we want to put that up there right now and the article suggesting that the conflicts raised by the trump organization with so many different businesses and so many different countries demand, that mr. trump should sever all ties with the business during his campaign and if he becomes president. will he? >> if he becomes president he will certainly do that. aides said he would put them in a blind trust and have nothing to do with it. he's much more concerned and
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said it to me about america and putting americans back to work and the business he's created is incredible but he doesn't care. it's small potatoes relative to what he can do for his country that he loves so much. >> it's not a blind trust if you and -- >> we're not going to be involved in government. >> it's not a blind trust. you're running the company and he is president. so any foreign -- >> he's not making any decisions as it relates to the company. this is -- this would be standard operating procedure for any president that has had businesses. whether it was george bush, he is not going to have anything to do with it. he said that very publicly, a long time ago. >> george and george h.w. bush and ronald reagan and bill clinton and mitt romney, the republican candidate all put their interests in a blind trust during the campaign. your father has not done that. >> he will certainly do it if he becomes president. >> but a blind trust -- it's not a blind trust if it's being run by his children. >> it is because he'll have nothing to do with it, george. he said that. he wants nothing to do with it. he wants the fix this country and get this back on the right track again. >> there will be a wall between
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you, your siblings and your father? >> we won't talk about it. it's a big company, but small potatoes. compared to what he wants to do. >> he's still going to know what the businesses are. >> no, he won't. we will not -- >> how will he not know that? >> it doesn't matter. we're not going to discuss those things. trust me, as you know, it's a very full time job. he doesn't need to worry about the business. the business is in good hands. he trusts us with that, 100%. >> donald trump jr., thanks for coming in. >> thanks for not messing up my hair. >> let's go back over to amy. as we saw hillary clinton back on the campaign trail for the first time since her health scare and abc's cecilia vega was there as she made that return and cecilia joins us now from washington, d.c. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: amy, good morning to you. the last time hillary clinton was out in public was the day she nearly collapsed at the 9/11 memorial. she is back and her return comes at a crucial time in this race. her first day back on the campaign trail, and just about every a chance she got, hillary clinton said it. >> i'm doing great.
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>> it's great to be back on the campaign trail. >> it's great to be back. >> reporter: from the moment she stepped on the tarmac, a thumb's up to the second she stepped on that north carolina stage. ♪ i feel good >> reporter: it was a day carefully choreographed to show just how good she feels. >> i'm not great at taking it easy even under ordinary circumstances, but with just two months to go until election day, sitting at home was pretty much the last place i wanted to be. >> reporter: overnight former president clinton on "the daily show" coming to her defense. >> she still feels good. big deal she had pneumonia. people get it all the time. >> reporter: but hillary clinton comes back to a race that's tighter than ever. national polls show her lead shrinking and she is now in a tight battle with trump in must win battlegrounds like florida and virginia.
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>> when you were home during these last three days, i wonder for you did any soul searching about these new poll numbers. is there anything you should be doing differently right now in your campaign? >> cecilia, i've always said that this was going to be a tight race. i'm going to keep doing everything i can to deliver my message about what is at stake in this election. >> reporter: an election she says she wants to be less about fighting and more about issues and then she went on to slam her opponent. >> every time we think he's hit rock bottom, he sinks even lower. >> reporter: well, clinton's aides say that's the strategy, a focus less on donald trump and more on a positive vision for the country but with that debate just ten days away and with those polls tightening, we'll see how long that lasts, george. >> okay, cecilia, thanks very much. we move on to that official samsung recall. the government warns that the galaxy note 7 could explode or burst into flames, so it's calling back a million of them, and david kerley has the latest
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from washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, george. two weeks into this serious hazard from a phone and owners of the samsung note 7 can get a refund because samsung agreed to an official recall. this morning, a after the cases of burning phones, cars burning, and even workplace overheating. >> i was actually just sitting at my desk at work, and it pretty much exploded. >> reporter: nearly a million brand-new note 7s sold in the u.s. recalled officially now after 92 reports of overheating, 26 people burned and 55 pieces of property damaged. for two weeks samsung tried to exchange phones on its own. but it has now agreed to this official government recall. >> that's two weeks of dangerous batteries out there. what happened here? >> as a general matter when companies go out alone they don't benefit from our expertise. this is not the ideal way to run a process, and we discourage companies from handling it this way. >> reporter: samsung was only able to get 130,000 customers to exchange phones. that means that more than 800,000 phones with defective
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lithium ion batteries are still in circulation. with this agreement to offer immediate refunds as well as replacements by wednesday, the hope is those dangerous batteries will be exchanged. the company apologized at home in south korea earlier this week. the u.s. division now releasing a prepared statement. >> we did not meet the standard of excellence that you expect and deserve. for that, we apologize. >> reporter: it was samsung of america that told me the new phones will be available next wednesday but there are reports out of south korea this morning saying that the new phones could be delayed there. no word on whether or not that will affect the u.s., as well, george. >> okay, david. we have other new phones, that iphone, hard to get. >> it is hard to get. a lot of preorders, and apple says as of this morning, a limited quantity will be available in the stores. so if you go to a store you might find one, but, george, this whole thing with the samsung, it's really this bigger battle with apple. i mean, this is a hot market, and it is extremely competitive. >> hot market.
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i get it. okay, david, thanks very much. george, we now have some new details on that frightening attack in manhattan. it happened yesterday afternoon when a man with a meat cleaver led police on a chase through midtown striking an officer before they eventually took him down. abc's gio benitez is on the scene with more on what happened. good morning, gio. >> reporter: amy, good morning to you. this is where the attack happened. one of america's busiest neighborhoods and now we're told it appears to have started because of a boot on a car. >> let's get out of here. >> reporter: a shoot-out in the heart of midtown manhattan after a police officer was attacked with a meat cleaver. >> injured mos. >> got hit with a meat cleaver. >> reporter: police say the suspect, akram joudeh, seen here being taken away here on a stretcher in this video, obtained by wabc,
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attacked an off-duty detective with an 11-inch cleaver after police confronted him after trying to remove a boot from his car. >> as we were pursuing him and have video of the incident he has the cleaver in his hand. you can clearly see it. >> reporter: a nearby officer using a taser to try to take the man down but when that didn't work, cops shot the suspect, a total of 18 shots fired. and we're told all three of those officers are recovering. they should be okay. that detective who was hit with a cleaver is said to be in good spirits. amy and george. >> all right, amy, you and your girls were caught up in that. >> it was really scary, and we were just a few blocks away, and thank goodness ended up taking the subway instead of walking down that street. by the time we got out saw helicopters and police and we quickly went to our phones to see what happened. just one of those frightening moments. >> scary moment in midtown. we have to go to ginger, that looks scary too. in new mexico, this is southeastern new mexico. 1 of more than 60 reports from new mexico all the up to northeast iowa. you can see kansas hail covering the ground, and a quick look at where those storms are moving
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now. this morning it's been loud in kansas through eastern iowa and west of chicago. let's get to the weekend getaway brought to you by capital one. good morning, i'm abc 7 news meteorologist mike nicco with your accuweather highlights. inland heat arrives but the bay will stay mild and cool. the heat will spread on sunday but the good news it will stay cool during the night time. san francisco, 70th around the bay. and antioch 92. good news. look at the 50s tonight and the 40s in the valleys.
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good morning. on this friday. waking up to temperatures mainly in the 50s. los gatos at 62 and the clouds everywhere except for east bay. marine lair couldn't climb over the hills. 50s, 60s and 70s. comfortable at lunch. 70s around the bay and 90 hin land, so big-time heat wave developing there. mid to upper 90s, even 100s possible with the heat alert on sunday. >> thank you, mike. have you seen the emotional video. coming up, paris jackson is speaking out about online bullying on instagram. that is ahead on gma. we'll have another update in
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♪ course by course ah, love that song. welcome back to "gma." that, of course, is "be our guest" from "beauty and the beast," the tale as old as time celebrating -- this makes me feel really old -- its 25th anniversary. and this morning, we have a big celebration paying tribute can some of the biggest names in music from "frozen" to "hamilton." all coming up. my college roommates and i watched that over and over and over again. it's been a while. >> it watched it with my kids many times. the remake is coming as well. right now hillary clinton back on the campaign trail saying she's fully recovered from pneumonia as first lady michelle obama prepares to campaign tore clinton for the
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first time on the trail today. and millions of drivers could be see a big spike in gas prices because of a pipeline that has been shut down. it leaked 250,000 tons of gas in a pond in alabama, and the spill is contained now, but could lead to shortages along the east coast, and prices to spike up to 15 cents more a gallon. >> i mentioned my college roommates. do you remember your college roommate, your first one. >> well, one incoming freshman at ucla is making a name for herself and not in a good way. making very specific demands. >> on her new roommate. >> yeah, in an e-mail sending the internet into overdrive. all the reaction coming up. i think she's going to remember her roommate. >> that's coming up. we have to begin with the latest on the capture of a serial killer in ohio. shawn grate expected to appear in court on murder and kidnapping charges after a woman called 911 saying she had been abducted, leading police to a home where they discovered two bodies. abc's ryan smith is on the scene in ashland, ohio. good morning, ryan. >> reporter: good morning, george. the family of victim stacey stanley say they banged on the very door of this home after she
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went missing, and now it's a memorial site for stanley and another woman found dead inside. the woman charged in the killings leading police to the remains of a third person as they dig deeper into his criminal past. this morning, investigators are piecing together the portrait of a possible serial killer. >> i've been abducted. >> does he have a weapon? >> he's got a taser. >> reporter: police say he is 40-year-old shawn m. grate, arrested wednesday after this harrowing 911 call from a woman tied up inside this abandoned ohio house who said she was just a few feet away from her sleeping captor. >> is there any way you can get out of the building? >> i don't know without waking him, and i'm scared. >> reporter: this morning she is safe. grate charged with her abduction and two counts of murder after police say they discovered the remains of two other people inside that house. >> we are in the process again of processing the crime scene, identifying the remains and
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moving forward with our investigation and eventual prosecution. >> reporter: one of the bodies, they say she discovered, that of stacey stanley, whose family had been searching for her since last week. her son attending this vigil overnight. >> i would like to know the reason why he took my mom's life. he's not god. he didn't deserve to take my mom's life. >> reporter: grate also confessed to killing another woman at this now burned down location more than an hour away. investigators there combing the area finding yet another body. the suspected serial killer allegedly living a double life. his facebook page portraying the simple life of a carpenter and last year, posting his excitement over starting work as a maintenance man at a nearby holiday inn, but his criminal history telling a different story. over a 20-year span, reportedly convicted of burglary and pleading guilty to abduction, domestic violence and drug abuse. serving more than four years in prison.
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a woman who says she dated grate telling cbs affiliate woio he was violent and unpredictable. >> he broke my hand. he had choked me. i had bruises down my face. >> reporter: though grate admitted involvement in the death of a third person he has not yet been charged in that case. he is expected in court today. he hasn't entered a plea yet but if convicted of murder charges, he faces up to life in prison. >> thank you for the latest. joining us now from atlanta, nancy gray, host of "nancy grace" on hln. nancy, we just heard about his long criminal history spanning two decades, and just this past june, he reportedly told police he had killed a woman. how is this guy on the streets? >> you know, it's amazing to me when you look at his history, there is i.d. theft, burglary, drug paraphernalia, kidnapping,
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domestic relations -- how he kept getting out, a lot of the offenses for which he had been charged with dom rel, domestic relation offenses, in other words within the home. and those offenses are treated much more lightly than stranger op stranger, and i believe that's because sometimes the system blames the woman who is the victim, and in one of those cases, two women, one holding a baby were held with a butcher knife, but he walked right out. i think right now what they need to focus on is where he has been. he has been -- i mapped it out in marion, 45 miles away to mansfield, 13 miles away to ashland. just think about this guy coming in and out of ladies' rooms in a holiday inn as a maintenance man. there are now reports that a another body has been found down a ravine. everywhere he has been has to be traced. another thing, a lot of these victims' families say police did not take the missing person report seriously. why? why is that?
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again, saying, oh, she just left. she's off with a boyfriend. no, she's dead. and there are going to be other victims and it could have been stopped. >> right. and so far, we know that grate has been charged with two counts of murder, and one count of kidnapping. of course, there's that third body he led police to. so you certainly expect more charges in this case? >> yes, i do and also another m.o. of his, he burns the structure down after. so police need to be looking at abandoned structures that he could be using and arsons, all in those areas. there are going to be other bodies. >> unfortunately, the story looks like it is far from over. nancy grace, thank you so much for your time this morning. >> thank you. and tonight on "20/20" you can see the very latest on the investigation into that shocking murder of a florida state university professor. that is at 10:00 p.m. eastern right here on abc. coming up here on our big board, o.j. simpson's life
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time now for the big board. our team of insiders standing by live to weigh in on today's top stories. we're here with darren rovell from espn. you hear stories coming up. we start out with a report about o.j. simpson's life behind bars. the "l.a. times" is revealing and what it's really like inside nevada's lovelock correctional center. let's talk to areva martin about that. they really have been able to dig up some real detail here. >> yeah, george, what we're learning about o.j. simpson's time in prison is that in some ways, it's pretty mundane. he gets up in the morning, he has breakfast and he's off to a job. he works in the prison's gymnasium where he's wiping gym equipment.
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he's sweeping and he is mopping and after his job, he's back in his cell spending lots of time, from what we're learning, reading and trying to get ready for his parole hearing. but you have to juxtapose that mundane existence with his celebrity status. apparently he is still getting lots of fan mail and he's serving as a commissioner over a prison baseball league so you have this guy who's doing some pretty mundane things but he is leveraging that celebrity status. >> commissioner of the baseball league. that's not mundane. >> you talked about that parole hearing. any idea of when he could be walking the streets again and what he'll face in the general public? >> so, what we know, amy, in october of next year he goes before the parole board again, we're learning that he has a pretty good prison record. he's stayed away from conflicts and he will be able to present that to the parole board. however, if he is successful, he has a huge financial issue that he will face once he's released and that's that $33 million
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civil judgment that was obtained by the goldman family in their civil lawsuit against him. we know that the goldmans are really intent on collecting on that judgment. so once out of prison, still financial burdens and reintegrating himself into the community. >> all right, areva, thanks so much. now to america's famous crime family, the gottis back in the spotlight. federal agents raiding the long island mansion of victoria gotti, the daughter of late mafia man, john gotti. former nypd detective nick casale joins us. car mine agnello is waiting on charges. is the raid connected to that? what's going on here? >> the irs agents are looking, my sources tell me, for business records and evidence that will support their case. and they're getting this from good sources on the inside. carmine agnello did nine years, and he was victoria's former
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husband and john gotti's son-in-law. what's happened is that his former auto body shop in queens was raided along with victoria's house out in long island. but he did nine years in prison in cleveland. he went out there, and that was a transference from the mob, because that's the only place that would take him, and he is now running some operations there, and they are accusing him also of pouring sand into body parts of cars to sell to the junkyards. >> john gotti had some juice but is the gotti family now still a force in the new york mob? >> no, not at all, george and it really -- look, they came into power on the gun when john gotti took out pauly castellano but among law enforcement, they always knew that they weren't royalty to the mob. in fact, they used to call them the howard beach hillbillies. you know, just picture if veto corleone ever sat down at the table and says, look, i want my people to sell prescription
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medicine at a discount, and i want them to pour sand into auto parts that we're going to sell to the junk yard. i mean, this is far from racketeering. it's two-bit gangstering. even when it comes to junior, he wasted all that shoe leather in hollywood trying to sell his father's story, and john travolta will be playing john gotti and, you know what, insiders tell me that they made john travolta an offer he couldn't refuse as far as financial terms go. >> i'm sure that's right, nick. thank you very much. we move on to twitter's move that could change the way we watch sports. overnight they debuted their nfl live stream that featured the jets taking on the bills. thursday night games and let's talk to espn's darren rovell about this. we all know that twitter has been struggling in some ways. will the nfl save it? >> well, listen, people were so surprised, i think, by the quality of the stream. that it looked like tv, and there was only a 15 to -- >> real easy --
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>> easy to get to. you didn't have to awe meant -- authenticate, or type in your cable provider. and this is much needed at least for twitter in terms of positivity because they're being compared to facebook and snapchat. do they have enough monthly active users? wall street has been killing them. this establishes them more as a media company than being social and, you know, this is good for them. one thing they paid $10 million for this for ten games. the real market value for this is around $150 million, so they have a real deal here. if this turns out to be great, kind of a devil's thing here, because they are now probably be paying real market value. >> several networks obviously air nfl games including espn and "forbes" called this is the biggest change agent to sports viewing. how do you think this will impact how we watch sports? >> i think it's going -- listen, i work for espn. there's watch espn, there's hours and hours of digital live viewing. i think the key here is what i
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just talked about, that word authentication, when people type in their cable subscriber. >> so annoying. >> it's one step. it's one step. >> but i never know my cable password. >> i give up. i don't even know it. >> do you know yours? >> nope. >> i'm calling my husband, do you know our password if that one step. is this all going to kind of give pressure to those who put out digital but make you type in that password which you think might take hours to figure out. >> or days or never because i can't find it. before you go let's go back to john gotti, nick. you were talking about john travolta playing john gotti but i want to know all the movies and television shows who is your favorite boss on television? >> oh, it has to be -- i mean anybody who could write a line that says, leave the gun, take the cannoli, "godfather 1." >> areva? >> "godfather 1." michael corleone for sure. >> i like "donnie brasco." >> that's a good one. >> an actual don. i like "donnie brasco."
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i couldn't be just -- >> al pacino in "godfather 3." >> pacino either way. right? >> i want to thank everybody. darren, nick and areva. coming up in just two minutes, college dorm drama, the e-mail war between two roommates that haven't even met yet. and areva. coming up, college dorm drama. the e-mail room between roommates that haven't even met yet. allergies? stuffy nose? can't sleep? enough. take that. a breathe right nasal strip of course. imagine just put one on and pow! it instantly opens your nose up to 38% more than allergy medicine alone. so you can breathe, and sleep. better than a catnap. shut your mouth and say goodnight, mouthbreathers. breathe right.
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♪ bad girl this song is great. back with that dorm room drama at ucla and roommates fighting before they even meet. nick watt has the story. >> reporter: good morning, amy. a roomplace ruckus. a freshman who we'll call "x" e-mailed her roommates. ♪ bad girl this song is great. back with that dorm room drama at ucla and roommates fighting before they even meet. nick watt has the story. >> reporter: good morning, amy. a roomplace ruckus. a freshman who we'll call "x" e-mailed her roommates. about who will get what bunk is stuff like that. when they didn't reply, "x" went nuclear. now it's all over social media. >> reporter: school is starting at ucla, and things are buzzing about perhaps the most demanding freshmen in history. i'm at ucla and i want to get students to read parts of these e-mails.
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>> i want the desk that's near the window, plain and simple. >> reporter: and she wants a white closet. >> just know that i'm taking one. >> reporter: oh, and totally the top bunk. >> i won't be in the mood for any arguing or the nonsense. >> if needed be, i'll turn it into a bigger situation, so don't try me. >> reporter: here's the kicker. >> sorry, but not sorry for the attitude. this is great. >> reporter: how is this going to pan out? "animal house"? "single white female"? >> where the hell have you been? >> making me feel like i'm 16 years old. >> reporter: the girls' reply to roommate x saying, "we appreciate that you are letting us know your preferences, but, girl, we haven't even met yet, and i'm not here to fight with you, but i'm not going to allow anyone to talk to me or winnie like that." did "x" respond? oh, yes, indeedy. >> you throwing it right back along with other snarky unnecessary comments -- >> -- is just fighting fire with fire. >> i don't mind starting over. i'm not that much of a people person. i'm also really chill too. i am like a ticking time bomb.
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>> that's kind of scary. >> reporter: two roommates moved in yesterday, ticking time bomb not there yet. campus officials say they've spoken to everyone. it's going to be cool, so they will be braiding each other's hair and making friendship bracelets before you know it. >> ticking time bomb. >> oh, my goodness. i wouldn't let my daughter move into that dorm room. no way. that's crazy. all right, nick. thank you. coming up, michael jackson's daughter, paris, with a passionate plea to online bullies, to beg them to stop. how she's taking a page from her father's book. coming up, "gma's" hot mess express brought to you by delta faucet. mud...but through it. who know it wasn't a day at the beach... unless someone got buried. to the fullbacks... gearheads... and those with green thumbs. to the sticky... the stinky... even those who get a little icky.
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good morning to you. i'm natasha zouves from abc 7 mornings. in lit early four minutes from now bay area apple stores will begin selling the iphone 7 or the plus. dedicated people were staked out in front of stores all night hoping to be the first ones to get their hands on one. apple is warning that the supply o phones not already preordered will be very limited so good luck to all of those people. mike nicco, how are things going? >> pretty well over here. temperatures in the 50s, with clouds everywhere. upper 80 toss low 90s. 80s in the south bay and north bay and to just 60s at the coast. the accuweather seven-day forecast, 100s inland and thursday, it will feel cooler then. alexis. >> over to the san mateo bridge
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. candidate trump in those birther claims. his son don jr. defends his father right here on "gma." >> this is coming from him and i was involved in those conversations. clinton back on the trail just as the polls show the race is even tighter. the first debate just ten days from now. paris' desperate plea. michael jackson's daughter posting emotional videos -- >> i'm just tired of it -- >> begging online bullies to stop coming after her. how she's taking a page from her dad. >> 25 years since "beauty and the beast." the minds behind "frozen" reveal what they love most about the movie. we're celebrating the tale as old as time. this friday morning let's hear you all say -- >> all: good morning, america. ♪ and good morning, america. a happy friday crowd out there
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in times square with lara. >> and we are gearing up for the emmys, a lot to be excited about this weekend. host jimmy kimmel in the spotlight. posing as some of the most famous roles on television. marcia clark. >> oh, no. >> wow. >> jon snow. >> jon snow, yep, got that one. >> and this is mr. robot's elliott anderson and, lara, you'll be there. >> hopefully looking a little better than that. i need your help in the dressing room today, three options, no clue. you know i do this every year. i'm the most indecisive dress picker ever. >> i'm happy to help. >> coverage coming up sunday at 7:00 p.m. please watch. it'll be great. this morning, "hot mess express." it's back. >> yes, another "hot mess express." this one is really transformative and for a really terrific couple that's very deserving. we'll show you how to get your bathroom back this shape. that is the before. you will not believe the after. >> i was so excited to hear george's "hot mess express." >> i did see that written there. what the heck. >> it is the name of my series. so i appreciate i going for it.
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>> now, let's go to paula faris for the rest of the morning rundown. >> good morning, y'all and good morning, everyone. the big story this morning, donald trump's campaign is finally acknowledging that president obama was, indeed, born in the united states. they sent out a press release yesterday, but so far we're not hearing those words from trump himself prompting a very sharp attack from hillary clinton and abc's tom llamas is on the campaign trail with more. tom. >> reporter: paula, good morning again. a stunning development in this election, donald trump who for years questioned where president obama was born insisting he may not have been born in hawaii. this campaign now saying that donald trump has changed his mind, that he, indeed, does believe that president obama was born here in the u.s. this is a sharp and stunning reversal for donald trump who was one of the biggest and loudest voices in the birther movement. earlier this morning george asked his son don jr. about it. >> he can end it by simply saying, yes, the president was born in the united states, i was wrong to question it. >> i believe that's what he did last night. >> but that's not what he did. >> well, we're going to have to disagree on that, but it's coming from him and, again, i
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know that because i was part of the conversation. >> reporter: now, we are still waiting for donald trump to say that himself. in the past he says, don't believe anything unless he says it, so we're still waiting for him to say that. paula. >> certainly are, tom, thank you. and a major recall this morning, fiat chrysler is recalling nearly 2 million vehicles because of a glitch that could prevent the air bags from deploying. three deaths have been linked to this particular issue. the recall affects certain chrysler, dodge and jeep models from 2010 through 2014. our website has full details. and gas prices could be spiking soon for millions of drivers along the east coast. it's because a pipeline that carries fuel from the gulf coast to new jersey has been shut down after a leak. now, prices could spike by 15 cents in the next week alone. and we do have new details about the samsung phone linked to dozens of fires. the federal government is now issuing a recall of nearly 1 million galaxy note 7 phones. samsung says new models will be in stores by next wednesday but this morning there's already word of delays overseas.
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and a big deal for actress jessica alba. the company that she co-founded which sells green and organic products is reportedly in talks to be sold to unilever for $1 billion. that is honestly a lot of money. and a sign of the times in the food industry. the company that makes instant ramen noodles in a cup, a longtime staple in docollege do rooms and households -- i'll admit i love them, well, they're changing their recipe, reducing sodium and replacing the artificial flavors to join the healthy food trend. and finally for you on this friday, adding the midas touch to something that we use every day, well, most of us use every day, all in the name of art. this golden throne is going on display at new york's guggenheim museum. this is a public toilet cast in 18 karat gold. it is fully functional, everyone. it is available for your use available for visitors. the artist named it "america" to symbolize the american dream of
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opportunity for all but, yes, you heard that right. you can go to the museum. >> no. >> it's its own display, fully functional in privacy. how about that? >> is it wrong that i kind of want to use it? >> no. >> yes. >> yeah. >> i want to say i did. all right. fine. >> you're not a hot mess for wanting to use that. okay? >> that's our theme this morning. >> hot mess. i'll continue. >> i don't want to think about it. >> we are the land of golden opportunities. >> golden opportunity, very nice. you know what, on that note we're leaving the word golden alone. let's just move on to "pop news." poor george. are you okay? it's going to be okay, pal. all right, we'll start with an exclusive first look at the star-studded music video leading up to the 50th annual cma awards. i can't believe, 50 years old. i know. do we not love this song? ♪ mountain momma >> it's called "forever country" and take a look. ♪ younger than the mountains flowing like a breeze country roads ♪
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♪ take me home to the place i belong ♪ >> it's so funny we weren't asked to be part of the video. guys, we totally missed the boat. in fact we were not but blake shelton, jason aldean, tim mcgraw, reba, carrie underwood. h, many, many more have lent their voices to the medially, featuring "take me home,". you heard it there. "on the road again," and "i will always love you," and also showcases music from legends. you got it, john denver, willie nelson and the one and only dolly parton, all of them, entertainers of the year. for full behind-the-scenes video of this and a list of all 30 country stars involved, we want you to check out goodmorningamerica.com, and thank you for that exclusive. >> those are some of my favorite all-time favorites. >> i know. hard to beat. forget the whole hot mess feel now, everybody is uplifted. we're in a better place. finally this morning, a half century after they shot to superstardom, at the premiere
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rock royalty came out to watch the film called "the beatles: eight days a week, the touring years." it had the backing of yoko ono, the widow of john lennon, and olivia harrison, the widow of george harrison. also streaming on hulu starting saturday which coincides with the 50th anniversary of the band's final concert. this were saying in an interview, they decided and it was time to end it. it was candlestick park because they were singing and couldn't hear themselves singing. they knew it was time to stop. that's "pop news," everybody. >> great musical theme. >> i did have a theme. i didn't even know it. coming up, michael jackson's daughter, she's making an emotional plea to end cyberbullying. and then the leading lady of "grey's anatomy," ellen pompeo, opening up about hollywood and aging. ♪ if you're hurting if you're hurting ♪ "gma's morning menu" is
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welcome back to "gma." that is paris jackson, the 18-year-old daughter of the king of pop, michael jackson, making headlines this morning with an emotional message about cyberbullying sending a plea to her millions of followers on social media. >> i'm just tired of it and just really, really tired. >> reporter: it's paris jackson broken down raw and emotional. >> i don't understand how there can be so much hatred in the world right now. >> reporter: candidly speaking out against cyberbullying.
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>> and i don't get why i'm such an easy target. i try to be nice to everybody that i meet. so i'm sorry if there's something that i'm doing that you guys don't like. maybe i'm too public. i don't know. >> reporter: while unclear what ignited this tearful plea, the message is clear. >> i mean, we're human beings, man. we got hearts and brains and feelings. it's exhausting. >> reporter: the 18-year-old daughter of the late king of pop. ♪ so just leave me alone ♪ leave me alone leave me alone ♪ >> reporter: taking a page from her dad asking the haters to leave her alone. >> i've tried a lot of things, ignoring it, but it's hard. it is when there's so much of it. >> one of the most important takeaways for paris jackson and all of us is that you cannot magically solve these problems. there are horrible people out there who for whatever reason think that it's funny to go after people, especially people who are famous.
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>> reporter: rosalind wiseman, author of "queen bees and wannabes" says the most important takeaway is taking control. >> what i think she's done is really try her best to be able to manage the situation as best as she can, and so, yeah, it's not going to be perfect. but at the same time, at the end of the day, you've got to be proud of how you handled it and i think that's what she can be. >> reporter: jackson has since deleted the instagram videos posting this photo, looks like i'm the villain now. didn't know defending myself was a crime. and let's bring in former editor of "people" magazine larry hackett. and it really is painful to watch a lot of those videos, and i think a lot of us have felt similarly when we read things online. >> sure. >> but she is the daughter of one of the most famous entertainers in history. is it reasonable for her to be able to expect to keep her privacy? >> it's not. and we look upon her as being the daughter of one of the most famous people in history. she looks at herself like an 18-year-old trying to make friends. trying to find her way in life. i'm not sure that reasonableness
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enters into the conversation. i think when someone is that age, it's like giving children almost nuclear weapons, these things are so powerful. when you're as famous as her, when you see her following is 800,000 people, it's mind boggling. she doesn't think of 800,000 people, but the people she knows and the things she reads so that she reads. so that notion of what's reasonable to you and i is not the same to her. >> it makes sense. we know she did take a two-year break from social media because of similar events and a lot of people saying why doesn't she get off social media and delete all her accounts if it's that upsetting? >> when you were a teenager or i was a teenager, if your parents said, get off the phone, would you be upset? >> they took it out of my room? >> it's an extension of your head. >> of course. >> that's what it is. the idea to say don't do this is not part of what they do. even a temporary thing. it's part of a function of how they communicate with one another. so that to me is not a reasonable thing to do. >> you followed the jackson family for years now. who does paris have in her life who can help her through these difficult times because she
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really looks incredibly distressed and we know she's had problems before. >> remember, this is a young woman who when she went out in public with her father had a veil across her face. so her upbringing has been very unusual. her grandmother katherine is her guardian but she's 86 years old and i don't know any 18-year-olds who ask an 86-year-old for advice. >> especially on social media. >> indeed. as lots of 18-year-olds do and doing it in this unbelievably blinding glare of what's going on, so i think in many ways she's trying to find her own way. maybe some of the people who are her friends on social media can help her out. >> there's other celebrities who has gone through it. >> justin bieber has gone through this thing. demi lovato has gone through this thing. it's brutal. leslie jones in "ghostbusters" and "saturday night live." it's a terrible thing. i think the trick is, look at the majority of your followers. most do not go online to abuse people. there's always going to be that fringe that do that, and they will be overweighted. i think you need to look at the people who are your friends, who do care about you and want to follow you and try to block out the other ones. >> it is one of the prices of fame. larry hackett, thanks so much. coming up next, "grey's
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pompeo from "grey's anatomy" opening up about hollywood, aging and motherhood. that's coming up, but people in raleigh, you might be noticing liz horton is next to us, the meteorologist from wtvd. she's going to help me out by good morning, i'm abc 7 news meteorologist mike nicco with your accuweather highlights. inland heat arrives but the bay will stay mild and cool. the heat will spread on sunday but the good news it will stay cool during the night time. san francisco, 70th around the bay. and antioch 92. good news. look at the 50s tonight and the 40s in the valleys. get ready >> as ginger was just saying, we've got a candid look at hollywood now and aging from the leading lady of "grey's anatomy." ellen pompeo plays a fierce doctor on the show and she's also fiercely honest about growing older in the spotlight. she spoke to abc's juju chang in
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this exclusive interview. >> look, this is the emergency room. >> reporter: for 12 years ellen pompeo's embodied the heart and soul of "grey's anatomy." but for many hollywood starlets growing older in the spotlight isn't easy. you don't want to cover up every flaw or every wrinkle that comes your way. >> well, i think as an actor flaws are a necessity. nobody is perfect, and i'm not and i'm okay with that. >> there's something glorious about aging too. >> yeah, there's something -- the wisdom that you get. really all you have in your youth is your looks. >> and so when the looks fade, what are you left with. >> hopefully a fantastic character and integrity and a soul and compassion. >> reporter: as one of the highest paid tv actresses, pompeo says early on she decided to stay at "grey's" as a conscious choice in part because there are so few opportunities for mature women in hollywood. >> i have to go out into the landscape and try to get jobs
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and deal with, you know, am i good enough, am i pretty enough, am i smart enough, am i talented enough? >> am i young enough. >> am i young enough. your ego would drive you to say this isn't cool and i need to go be a movie star or do something else, but your ego is really your biggest enemy. >> reporter: like her character, meredith grey, pompeo's life has evolved, falling in love and becoming a mom. but tv is not reality. >> a lot of scenes, you know, we don't see my kids, and i'm sitting around on the couch drinking all the time. things that i will never do with children. >> maybe the kids are in bed. >> the kids are in bed, sure, so you get bombed anyway because you don't have to wake up at 6:00 in the morning. and get everything ready. >> how does your parenting differ from meredith's parenting? >> i don't think meredith is really a parent. >> one of the early experiences for you obviously was losing your mom. >> yes. >> at a very young age. and how does it inform your parenting? >> you know, i'm probably a little overprotective, a little overbearing. i tell my daughter how amazing
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she is probably a little too much. >> reporter: one thing that stayed constant. >> derek, right, meredith. >> meredith. >> reporter: viewers' obsession with meredith grey's epic love life with mcdreamy. >> so pick me. choose me. love me. >> reporter: but pompeo says it's her favorite scene partner she misses most. >> i'm your person. >> sandra oh was a massive, massive part of this show, and i was devastated to lose her. i didn't think the show would survive after losing her and it did. >> have you cried yet? >> hello. >> and i think that people tuned in to see what is meredith going to do without her person. so i think that as hard as change is, i think it's necessary. >> reporter: for "good morning america," juju chang, abc news, los angeles. >> and the new season of "grey's anatomy" premieres next thursday 8:00, 7:00 central right here on abc. i need george. i need amy. i need paula. i need ginger. we've got a great crowd out here. so much coming up on "gma" including a celebration of "beauty and the beast's" 25th anniversary and "hot mess
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express" with my buddy alex from "flea market flip." buddy alex from "flea market flip." guerrero.
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good morning, i'm natasha zouves from abc 7 news. apple stores are selling iphone 7 phones. dedicated people staked out overnight to get their hands on one. apple is warning the supply is limited so we wish them all luck. let's get to alexis. >> something going on on the lower deck of the bay area if you are trying to leave the east bay. we had the stackup there. road work today and maybe the crews getting into position. back to the green for all of our bridges. in f you are inbound, we are
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green. that looks okay. >> thank you
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sunshine if you like that, that is good medicine this weekend. all over come sunday. but right now still cloudy and teams in the 50s except for inland where we have the sunshine. you are going to hit 90 in the east bay and 80s in the north bay and south bay and 60s around the bay and 70s at the coast. heat alert, up to 100 inland on
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sunday. >> natasha. >> thank you, mike. we'll have another update ♪ it's friday her update welcome back, america. we've got a great crowd here with us this friday morning. welcome to all of you. ready for the weekend? >> oh, yes. >> come on. [ cheers and applause ] >> well, what i'm bringing to to the table is something i wish was around a few months ago. i think i was anchoring with you a few months back and i lost my wedding ring. anybody lost a wedding ring? >> yeah. >> yeah? i lost a wedding ring on a day my wife was out of town. i was absolutely panicked. >> i was working that day. you were very nervous. >> yes. >> i was very, very nervous. it's all a very innocent explanation, but i should have had the ring finders there that day. it's this brand-new company, a group of metal detectors that are going to help people when they lose their rings.
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they've got a whole network all across the country. about 291 specialists in 429 cities. if you lose it, they'll go out and try to recover it. >> not just wedding rings, though, right? any piece of jewelry. >> yes. >> i love that. have you lost something before? >> oh, gosh, yes. >> i was borrowing jewelry, sometimes we do that. >> expensive jewelry? >> yes, and i was in carnegie hall and by the time i got to my seat, i was like, oh, the bracelet is gone. >> you mean one of those loners, oh, my gosh. it's insured. >> a good samaritan turned it in to carnegie hall, and i got it back. but i felt like i was going to vomit. [ light applause ] i know, thank you. [ applause ] >> what happens with this if you don't know where you lost your ring or you don't know where you lost -- >> i mean that's the thing, you have to give them some area. >> i'm not going to be able to help. >> and they've had success. >> yeah, they're doing very well. >> just a sidebar note. i'm wondering if you get -- if you borrow a piece of jewelry, are you responsible for
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paying for the insured like sort of the -- >> i assume so. i was thinking i was going to have to take out my checkbook. i was like, oh, my god. oh, my god. >> i don't know. i think whenever they lent someone on the red carpet, it's completely insured. >> i don't want to find out. i don't want to find out. >> ignorance is bliss. >> george, the solution is get your ring sized too small so you can never take it off. >> never take it off. >> ali actually told me to tell you that. >> she's in the control room right now. all right, so that's called ring finders. and it's available all over the country. a great idea and not just for rings. the topic i'm bringing is about making lunch for your kids. it's gotten kind of out of control. when i make lunch for the kids, it's in a brown bag and it's pretty simple and they seem really happy with it. >> we're not allowed to. >> oh. because of the peanut allergies. >> my kids make their own lunches. >> i'm working on that. [ applause ] >> out of necessity. i'm here in the morning so they
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are forced to be -- >> i either do it before or the night before when i have to. most times it's for field trips. this is a big trend happening. these really fancy lunch boxes. do you -- does anybody have -- you do have one of those fancy lunch boxes. look at that. it literally looked like bobby flay packed that. >> i know. >> it's incredible. and, you know, there's this really funny article about this right now. people are incensed on social media. this article was in "the washington post" and there's one mom who says, i vowed i would never cut the crust off a sandwich and now i find myself making tortilla pin rolls, and it's because of -- it goes back to pressure on social media. you see pictures on facebook of other moms and she feels this pressure, and her kids say, well, you know, where is my tortilla pin roll? >> well, why do moms give in to the pressure. >> i agree. >> i heard a story and sent my husband a text and said, can you pack the lunches because i totally forgot to. it's the last thing we do in the morning. my kids, i did buy those compartmentalized
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lunches and in the meantime, before i brought those, i brought brown paper bags and put a smiley face on them. >> you have to wash them. so much work. >> you know what's not so much work, lunchables. [ applause ] >> i like that, lara. >> all right. >> or, again, your kids are actually capable of doing more than you think. >> yes. >> they can make their own lunches. >> i love how you parent. >> can you come over to our house? >> seriously. who remembers when evel knievel tried to jump over the snake river canyon in a rocket in 1974. >> i'm the only one. >> what were you, 3? >> yes. >> okay. he didn't quite make it if you don't remember. that jump though went down in history, and now this weekend hollywood stuntman eddie braun will try to finish what evel knievel started, and he -- before he does it, he is joining us live. wow, all right. [ applause ] eddie, this is a very dangerous stunt.
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i have to ask, why are you doing it? >> why am i doing it? well, first of all, good morning, thanks for having me. i'm doing -- i met evel knievel as a small child, and he inspired me so much when i met him. i mean, this was a man with a cape. come on. i wanted to be like him, and after 30 years of being a professional stuntman, what better way to finish out my career than to pay homage to the man that inspired me? >> so you're doing this for your hero, but i got to ask because a lot of people this morning, are saying you're crazy. you're going to be propelled from a rocket 400 miles per hour. you have to go 2,000 feet but you have four kids. is it worth the risk? >> yeah, the statement that i make, i don't care if people think i'm crazy or not. i'm not. all i care about is what my four children think, and i'm doing something, and the way that i'm doing it will stand the test of
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time, and my children will be happy and proud, and what better life lesson than to show your kids through actions that you try and do things that are nearly impossible. >> okay. [ applause ] >> how do you practice for something like this? >> well, you don't really get a chance to practice too much, but i do have 30 plus years of a career i'm very proud of as a professional stuntman. >> and eminem is going to helping you before this with some pump-up music, "lose yourself." isn't that your pump-up music? >> absolutely. oh, absolutely. there's songs i have been listening to even to the drive here today that just motivate me. one of the songs is eminem's "lose yourself," which is just everything, and the next one is -- [ applause ] >> the next one is alice cooper's "hello hooray." listen to both of them. they're incredibly inspiring to
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me. >> all right. and eddie says he's going to keep trying and trying until he makes it. it is his life goal, so we will be watching. eddie, best of luck to you. >> good luck. >> good luck, eddie. >> thank you so much, everybody. thank you. [ applause ] thank you and take care. >> all right. he's a professional. all right, let's head over to ginger, also a professional when it comes to everything. >> aren't you kind, amy? you know, i love "lose yourself" too. when you were talking about losing your ring, missy from minnesota raised her hand. you still don't have it after how many years? >> 20. >> 20 years. and so but love is enough. is that what it is? >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> george, use that. right? love is enough. good morning, i'm meteorologist mike nicco. check out your day planner today. 60 at the coast, 74 around the bay and 89 inland. it only gets hotter inland as we float with the [ applause ] >> and a little look for
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everybody. you're going to want to stay tuned for the emmys this sunday. our sponsor audi, the sponsor of the emmys, has a big surprise for all of you. take a look. >> honey, we're out of -- >> coffee? got it. ♪ >> audi partnering with airbnb to make that house in death valley available to rent and an audi r8 could be yours starting sunday night. they're making it available to rent and comes with the new audi r8. watch for the ad when you're watching the emmys starting sunday, 7:00 eastern, 4:00 pacific right here on abc. >> george. >> why was your ring off in the first place? first place? s>>
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we're having some fun now with the 25th anniversary of "beauty and the beast." it was the first animate d feature to get nominated for a best picture oscar and all of us have seen it again and again with our kids, and to celebrate juju chang sat down with the writers of "frozen" and "hamilton" to hear their tributes. ♪ bonjour bonjour bonjour ♪ bonjour bonjour bonjour >> reporter: it's a tale as old as time, which turned out to be timeless.
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♪ the same old bread and rolls to sell ♪ >> reporter: "beauty and the beast" released 25 years ago and to celebrate, disney brought together their all-stars. ♪ a formality >> reporter: robert lopez, kristen anderson-lopez, steven schwartz and lin-manuel miranda all gathered around the piano with legendary composer, alan menken. i think of the five of you as the mt. rushmore of broadway. you know, between you, you have grammys, tonys, oscars, pulitzers. tell me a little bit about howe you're inspired by each other's work? >> i had a song in "hamilton" called "let it go, and then these guys wrote another song called "let it go," and i was like, oh, i have to let that go. ♪ tale as old as time >> reporter: it felt like "beauty and the beast" is a master class in musical theater. >> it's the platonic ideal of a disney musical to be sure. i mean, it's the most
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successful example of the way a score is supposed to work. >> the thing that "beauty and the beast" did was to take the techniques and the craft that was being done in the best broadway musicals and translate them to this new medium of the animated feature. ♪ ever just the same >> reporter: it was an animated movie that looked totally different. at the time it was the first computer-generated animated feature, right? >> well, there's one scene in the ballroom when they're dancing to "beauty and the beast" and the camera shoots down through the chandelier and we thought, oh, that's in "frozen." >> reporter: and it sounded different too. alan menken along with the late lyricist howard ashman reimagined animated movies as musical theater. was there a moment during the creative process where you looked at what you were doing and thought, this is really special? >> howard and i were writing "belle." ♪ there she goes that girl is
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strange but special ♪ >> and it was developing into this six-minute opening number and howard said, we can't send this song to them. i mean, who asks for a six-minute opening number? who asks for this big musical theater thing? ♪ belle >> we finally sent it, and the reaction was, oh, my god. ♪ be our guest ♪ be our guest >> is it difficult when writing a song to write for clocks and candlesticks? >> no, they're people. it's our job to lose ourself and write through those characters and, you know, through the story. >> reporter: with all of the classic songs in the film, we were surprised that this group could agree on a favorite. ♪ no one >> the most impressive thing in the movie was the song "gaston." ♪ as a specimen, yes, i'm intimidating ♪ >> one of the greatest villain songs of all time. >> the sub versive quality of that character was a
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really fresh idea at the time. >> as a child you learn the word expectorating because he's especially good it. ♪ i'm especially good at expectorating ♪ ♪ for gaston >> what do you think is the legacy of "beauty and the beast" 25 years later? >> "beauty and the beast" is about love. it really is, so fully about love and acceptance. ♪ beauty and the beast >> reporter: for "good morning america," juju chang, abc news, new york. [ applause ] >> we're talking about a master cast right there. i didn't realize it was going to be so groundbreaking. >> it's still, the songs take you right back. they're so beautiful. i want to watch it all over again. >> but it's like a broadway show and they really used all those principles right outside our windows of the greatest broadway shows and expected kids could rise to the occasion. >> and they did. >> are we going to have a sing-a-long with everyone? >> that's okay. you can say no.
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that's all right. >> what's amazing about it, all of us know the lyrics to at least one or two of these songs and that's impressive. you don't find that a lot in movies, animated movies especially. >> juju, that was awesome. >> yeah. >> actually it was, and all of you can find "beauty and the beast" on blu-ray on september 20th, digital release out right now and we'll be right back. >> "hot mess express," everybody.
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he comes home from work and wants nothing to do with the bathroom. >> reporter: so that's where i come in. the "hot mess express" has arrived. [ doorbell ringing ] ooh. hello. >> awesome. >> where is the hot mess in question? >> my '80s style bathroom. >> let's do it. oh, wow, brass is back but not when it's hanging off the things. broken toilets, faucets that don't turn on, outdated brass fixtures and the tub the size of an olympic swimming pool. i feel like there's a friend living in there. >> i'm scared. >> i'm scared. this hot mess bathroom needs the hottest design squad in the biz, cija johnson and alex guerrero. we definitely need to reface these cabinets. these need to be replaced. >> this is the definition of a hot mess. >> it's time to start the makeover. meanwhile, i'm in david's workshop looking through his collection of vintage finds. it's like a treasure hunt. a pair of mirrored johnsons from david's childhood home and a new use for a vintage car hood ornament. >> that could have been on my grandfather's car probably.
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>> she's a hood ornament from a cadillac, but to me she's a towel holder. meanwhile, back in the bathroom, it's demo day. first tip, we'll save lots of money by repainting the rusty mirror frame rather than replacing it. tip two, we added simple lighting under the counter to make the room pop. ooh. and tip three, rescue, recycle, reinvent. those sexy johnsons were repurposed. >> she's diving into the waterfall tub. >> and that hood ornament now has a new life. ready? let's dive in. final touches and this former hot mess is now magnificent. you guys ready? >> i'm so excited. >> come on up. welcome to your new bathroom. >> oh, my gosh. >> wow. >> the bathroom totally transformed and the tub a work of art. >> oh, how cool. >> that's a waterfall just like i wanted. oh, my goodness. this is crazy. >> wow. >> and delta's h20 kinetic shower head uses less water which means saving more money. >> as soon as everybody is out
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of here, i'm getting in the shower so everyone needs to get lost. >> david and michele truly are dolls. this was a pleasure to turn their hot mess into a total success. on to the next adventure. what do you think? success? [ applause ] big thank you to alex guerrero. you might recognize him. he's on "flea market flip" with me. he's one of my master craftsmen and you did a terrific job. we're going to look at the before and after and i noticed you used an expensive tile but in a limited way. a great tip for our audience. >> a little bit of expensive tile to create a focal point. add a little symmetry to the room to really set it off. >> you can use subway tile on the other -- and you get that sort of richer feel. another trick you guys did was that lighting underneath the vanity, and you guys could do that, super inexpensive at a hardware store. you don't need an electrical license for that. explain. >> all you need is puck lights. they come -- they're battery operated. >> motion -- yeah, battery operated. >> motion detection and you can
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just put them on with velcro tap and easy passive lying. >> and it's passive lighting meaning if you're taking a bath, don't use your overhead light, but the overlighting and look more glamorous. >> that's right. >> i want to show a chair. we were going to throw it away. i decided to upholster the back as well. it took one yard, and i paid $10 for the fabric and i did use a professional upholtsterer because of the back but it's like wrapping a present. it's not a big deal. main thing we want to say about this bathroom is look around, and use what you can. they refaced the cabinets. alex, you saw him using the frame of the mirrors and spray painted them. they were gross. we just reinvented them. so, really simple tricks and really -- >> yeah, use what you've got. >> really quickly, we don't do the demo but show you industrial mud. we do it on "flea market flip." we bought piping. modern industrial bathroom. >> go to any hardware store and
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ask them to thread you a piece of pipe, 18 inches, 20 inches and fit these together. >> basically if you can screw a lightbulb in, you can do this project. thank you, alex. "hot mess express," a success. we'll be back. >> thank you. >> thank you. [ applause ] ♪ a feeling in my bones like oh whoa ♪ "gma's hot mess express" is
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good morning, i'm natasha zouves from abc 7 morning. mike nicco is bringing our friday forecast. >> hi, everybody. let's look at temperatures. hot inland. 92 in antioch, mid to upper 80s. 80s in the south bay and north bay and still comfortable. 60s and 70s from the coast to around the bay. but aheat alert for sunday as triple-digits hit. alexis. >> the bay bridge toll plaza, the flash video from the traffic cameras. there we go. we are wide open at this point. so a little bit of friday light for the morning commute into the second half of it any way. and your friendly reminder, a major b.a.r.t. track closure between glen park and daly city and shuttle buses will be in place. >> thanks for the heads up. it is time now for "live with
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